January 18, 2016
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January 7, 2016 |
It was a cultural clash unseen even in a city long defined by the confrontational fanaticism of its sports fans: a grande bataille between a trash-talking Eagles fan and an elegant defender of the ballet. And in yet another sign that Philadelphia may be a city in transformation, a city rightly celebrated for much more than sports, a cracked bell, and steak on a roll, the ballet guy owned the Eagles guy. Big time. The emotions of the cultural imbroglio have settled, and with no permanent ill will.
January 2, 2016 |
How to celebrate on Two Street like a local Check out the special performance areas and food trucks at Second and Reed, and Second and Ritner. Mummers also drill in front of their own clubhouses, and serenade other clubs. Arrive early, but not too early. The main action happens between 4 and 9 p.m., after official Mummers judging at City Hall is complete. Stay out of Second Street itself; do not interject yourself into the parade. Stick to the sidewalks; metal barriers will run the length of the Strut.
December 26, 2015
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September 30, 2015 |
THERE ARE MOUNDS of trash in Philadelphia now that this past weekend's massive gathering for Pope Francis on the Ben Franklin Parkway is behind us. But the trash isn't on the parkway. Yesterday, much of Center City, including the site where more than 800,000 people gathered for Mass with Pope Francis, was pretty much back-to-normal clean. Instead, the trash is in neighborhoods, where sanitation crews didn't make their usual weekly rounds Friday and yesterday - so they could help with papal-visit setup and cleanup in Center City.
September 11, 2015 |
IN PREPARATION for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, towing - a/k/a vehicular rapture - will begin on Center City streets in the "secure perimeter" and the "secure vehicle perimeter" of the "Francis Festival Grounds" on Sept. 20 and continue through to Sept. 23, city officials announced yesterday. About 1,500 free parking spots will be available at a Pattison Avenue lot for those who live within the perimeters and an additional 2,000 spaces in six garages across the city will be available for $20 to residents in the perimeters through the Philadelphia Parking Authority.